Monday, 26 September 2016

Merry Little Robin by Teresa Morgan

Did you miss me last Monday? So sorry to those of you who were looking forward to another Christmas project. I am back from my holiday and just about caught up with everything now!!
Today I have used another wonderful set of stamps designed by Lindsay Mason for Personal Impressions. I love the little string of bunting in this set….

I stamped the jolly robin on his branch and then masked him off to stamp more branches around the lower half of my card.

I stamped the bunting several times across the top and then stamped it three times onto a spare piece of card so I could cut it out and layer it with 3d foam.

I used Memento ink to stamp with and Copics and Promarkers to colour in the images.

Stamps Used:

Merry Little Robin

Useful Links:

Personal Impressions Website

Lindsay Mason Designs Blog

Friday, 23 September 2016

A little piece of Tracey Fairgrieve

Autumn such an inspirational season with its changing colours.. my favourite time of year.
This little canvas is my preparation for a project in the making as I have plans to create this on a much grander scale, but for the moment its just a 5" x 7" canvas.

Stamps used are Personal Impressions Zendoodle Leaves PICSA6425 which consists of four leaf outline stamps Designed by Lindsay Mason
Each leaf design has been stamped multiple times onto Sweet Dixie smooth card. Ranger Distress ink in Autumnal colours has been blended over the stamped leaf images and sprayed with water, when the water droplets are lifted this leaves a spotted blotched effect.

The leaves have been cut out and their veins scored using a ball tool. The leaves have then been glued onto a 5x7 canvas which has been prepared with texture paste and painted with a combination of DecoArt Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna and Hansa Yellow Paint. A good coating of Mod Podge helps to seal the finished canvas along with a tiny ladybird.

Thank you for checking out my little piece of Autumn.. Creative Hugs from Tracey xxx

Friday, 16 September 2016

Tipsy Snowmen...

New Beginning.. a space to create.. Chase your passion...follow your bliss...: Tipsy Snowmen...:

The weather can be most unpredictable but here in the West Midlands the past few days have been quite pleasant.... So in complete contrast let me cool you all down and introduce another stamp set *Tipsy Snowmen* designed by Lindsay Mason from her 2016 Christmas Sweet Dixie collection from Personal Impressions.

This set consists of one large snowmen image and two good sized sentiments. I fell head over heels with this set when I first saw it and couldn't wait to have a play. I chose to design a 6x6 hanging plaque. As the keyword for this set is *Tipsy* for me the background had to be a Pub or Bar... I have hand drawn glasses and bottles of booze to create the background and used Letraset promarkers to colour and shade.
The snowmen have been stamped three times so heads and hats could be cut out and layered to give definition. The snowmen themselves need minimal amount of colouring just add a splash of colour and sparkle to jazz up their woolly attire. A layer of Matt Mod Podge has been applied all over to seal the cut out snowmen securely onto the plaque.

I sanded back black glossy card to give a chalk board effect then stamped and embossed the sentiment with Sweet Dixie Basic White Embossing Powder. String was attached to hang the mini Christmas sign onto the main plaque.
Happy Snowmen sat behind the bar enjoying the festivities.. A must have set for all Snowmen fans!!
Thank you for sharing your time, I hope you have been inspired..
Creative hugs from Tracey xxx

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

A Special Christmas Wish by Teresa Morgan

Today I am sharing another Christmas card using some of the lovely new stamps from the Sweet Dixie Collection for Personal Impressions. Designed by Lindsay Mason, these cute stamps are so easy to create with. I have paper pieced the pretty girl stamp again, and framed her with a holly wreath:

The girls clothes and boots are stamped onto patterned paper, then fussy cut. Mini buttons complete the outfit. Her face and hair are coloured with Copics. I die cut an aperture into some silver and white card, then layered on 3d foam over a red background. I added the girl with 3d foam and stamped the holly from the Christmas Tweets set 14 times!

The holly is coloured with Promarkers then cut and shaped before being glued around the aperture. I finished with one of the lovely sentiments, matted onto red card.

Stamps Used:

A Christmas Hello

Christmas Tweets

Christmas Spent with Family

Useful Links:

Personal Impressions Website

Lindsay Mason Designs Blog

Friday, 9 September 2016

Jolly Happy Christmas Tree Magnet

Friday Feature: Sweet Dixie Jolly Happy Christmas Tree Magnet.

This Friday I bring to you a card using just one element from Lindsay Masons' Sweet Dixie Jolly Happy Christmas *New 2016 Christmas stamp collection from Personal Impressions.

This stamp set consists of four images and two sentiments (please note the winter wishes sentiment on this project along with the snowflakes used in the background are from Lindsays' Christmas Hello stamp set.)

Snowflakes have been randomly stamped using Tim Holtz Stormy Sky distress ink.

Torn hammered white card has been layered onto a distressed and spritzed background to create the snowy base. 

The stamped tree image has been coloured using Promarker, Forest Green, Holly and Leaf Green and the baubles using Promarkers from the vibrant collection. 

Smaller trees are created by cutting the lower half  of the tree image away, I also removed the stars from the smaller trees to leave one central focal Tree.

The second focal tree has been created by layering up the three tree segments. They have then been embossed using Versamark clear embossing ink and Sweet Dixie High Gloss Embossing Powder 

Gemstones and Ranger stickles glitter glue have been used to embellish. The Focal Tree has been mounted onto a magnetic strip creating a Fridge Magnet Gift for the receiver. 
This can easily be attached to the card anywhere using removable glue.

The Jolly Happy Christmas stamp set is extremely resourceful, a must have set in your Christmas Collection.

Thank you for taking time to peek at my crafty creation.. I hope you have been inspired.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xxx

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Love at Home Birds Accordion Card

Love at Home Birds Accordion Card

Mary here to share a fairly easy rectangle accordion card. The new Birds and Birdhouse dies from Joset Designs are super cute. They come with winter accessories but I decided to use them for a summer look, with fluffy clouds in the background and bright colors. The birds may look like they are kissing but they are really just dancing beak to beak.
Making the Card
1. Die Cut 3 panels from patterned paper (Abrianna by K&Company) using Accordion Rectangle: cut 2 from the blue side and 1 from the purple side.  Line up panels so tabs are all on right. Cut tabs off last as directed in packaging. Decorate first, before assembly
2. Die cut 2 sets of Katie Flourish Frame Edges from both turquoise and pink/purple cardstock (i.e. 4 short and 4 long sides of each color). Adhere to opposite colored panels (the first panel will have them on both sides since it will be the front, seen when the card is folded flat).
3. Die cut bird house, birds, wings, feet, and an extra heart from light purple cardstock. Die cut 2 sets of roofs, 2 outline hearts, decorative lines, and stand from pink/purple cardstock. Using the 2 rectangle dies (Accordion Rectangle), cut a frame from the light purple cardstock (you will not use the inside of the frame) and large rectangles from both the light purple and pink/purple cardstock.
4. Adhere one roof to bird house; cut chimney off the other and adhere with dimensional tape. Adhere outline heart and decorative lines as shown. Place frame on first panel where shown but before adhering, line up bird house stand and trim bottom off – glue stand first, then frame onto panel. Adhere birdhouse.
5. Die cut clouds (CountryScapes – Clouds & Grass) from scrap paper or cardstock. Use chalk or ink to make a few clouds in the upper third of the light purple rectangle. Use the hill (Outdoor Edges) to cut pink/purple rectangle ground for birds. Adhere to light purple rectangle then adhere to card base (middle panel). Chalk or ink birds as shown. Adhere feet. Rub lightly on the back of their bodies and wings with ball stylus to round them slightly, then use dimensional silicone (or dimensional tape) to adhere wings. Adhere googly eyes if desired (if not, add black cardstock behind eye holes). Once dry, adhere to panel as shown using dimensional silicone (or dimensional tape). When dry, adhere pink/purple heart as shown.
6. Stamp sentiment on last panel in black ink. Adhere light purple heart and pink/purple outline heart as shown. Adhere light purple heart to first panel (front of card) in upper right corner. Adhere pink/purple heart on second panel in upper right corner.
7. Assemble as directed in packaging for Accordion Rectangle or watch Karen Burniston’s video tutorial for the how-to.
ECD Supplies:
Other Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Turquoise, Light Purple, Pink/Purple
  • K&Company Specialty Paper 12×12 Abrianna
  • Stamps: Close to My Heart S1302 Home Sweet Home
  • Black Ink (e.g. VersaFine Onyx Black)
  • Pastels (I used PanPastels) or Distress Ink and Ink Blending Tool
  • Dimensional Tape
  • Optional: Decorators Solution Clear Dimensional Silicone
  • Optional: Googly Eyes

Monday, 5 September 2016

Holy Night Angel Mini Canvas

Holy Night Angel Mini Canvas by Teresa Morgan

This beautiful stamp (SDCSA6114) from the Sweet Dixie collection is designed by Lindsay Mason for Personal Impressions. I love the music detail on her dress and was inspired to create a little canvas decoration with her.

I took a black 6 inch canvas and swiped a Versamark inkpad around the edges , then added gold embossing power  and used a heat tool to emboss it.

I stamped the angel onto white paper with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder, then coloured her with Promarkers before cutting out. I used Mod Podge to glue her to the canvas.

 I stamped and embossed the star and words directly onto the canvas to finish the piece. I love the music score detail – one of my favourite hymns!

Stamps Used: